2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

The 2018 edition of March Madness commenced with Selection Sunday on March 11 and finishes with the Final Four in San Antonio

Selection Sunday is almost here, as 68 teams will be announced as the participants for the 2018 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament. The latest edition of March Madness will then tip off with the “First Four” in Dayton, Ohio, on March 13-14 and will commence in earnest with the start of the First Round that Thursday.


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A total of 13 venues across the country will host the First/Second Rounds and Regional Finals with the Final Four set for the Alamodome in San Antoion on March 31 and the national championship game on April 2. The Final Four will be broadcast on TBS with sister stations TNT and truTV as well as CBS also involved in the television coverage.


Here are the key dates and schedule for the 2018 NCAA Tournament:


Selection Sunday

March 11


First Four

March 13, 14
TV: truTV
UD Arena (Dayton, Ohio)


First/Second Rounds



March 15,17

PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh)

Intrust Bank Arena (Wichita, Kansas)

American Airlines Center (Dallas)

Taco Bell Arena (Boise, Idaho)


March 16, 18

Specturm Arena (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)

Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, Tennessee)

Viejas Arena (San Diego)


Sweet 16/Elite Eight



South Regional

March 22, 24

Philips Arena (Atlanta)


West Regional

March 22, 24

STAPLES Center (Los Angeles)


East Regional

March 23, 25

TD Garden (Boston)


Midwest Regional

March 23, 25

CenturyLink Center Omaha (Omaha, Nebraska) 


Final Four

March 31 & April 2

Alamodome (San Antonio)


Event Date: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 22:53

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